Participation Criteria

This is a system which enables students to determine their class participation grade for a given week. A maximum of 45 points can be earned per three class-day week.*  The student will receive a zero in case of absence during the whole week. The three categories according to which students should evaluate their participation are:

Use of Spanish
Interaction: Group work
Interaction: Whole class work

The following chart represents the points that may be earned in each of the three different categories. There is a distinction between group work and whole class work because sometimes a student will participate enthusiastically within a group but contributes nothing or very little to instructor follow-up activities.

Number of days in class

3

2

1

Use of Spanish

15

10

5

I used only Spanish during the class period.

12

8

4

I used Spanish and English (with classmates, for clarification).

10

6

3

I spoke quite a bit of English on several occasions.

8

4

2

I used more English than Spanish.

Interaction: Group work

15

10

5

I made a significant contribution to get things done.

12

8

4

I participated actively but was not an equal partner with other group members.

10

6

3

I was interested but let others do the work.

8

4

2

I was not fully interested.

Interaction: Whole class work

15

10

5

I listened carefully and volunteered eagerly and often.

12

8

4

I volunteered occasionally and generally listened to the instructor and others.

10

6

3

I was interested in classroom activities but didn't actively contribute.

8

4

2

I chatted with classmates, read the news, slept, daydreamed, etc.

* For a class that meets two days a week, a maximum of 30 points per week is possible. In this case, students should ignore the column of numbers for three classes.

Borrowed from Prof. Francisco Solares-Larrave, Indiana University Kokomo.


Fred Jehle jehle@ipfw.edu
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499, USA
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